Yep, I’m coming at with you another Kiehl’s product… It’s a borderline obsession now.
For me, Kiehl’s has risen right to the top of my favourite skincare brands, rivalling the likes of OSKIA and Liz Earle. Everything I’ve tried has been amazing, so when I managed to scrape out the last dregs of The Body Shop’s Honey and Oat Face Mask, I decided to give one from Kiehl’s a go.
As the temperature has been soaring in Paris recently (this week we hit 36 degrees in the office and I thought I was going to die…), I feel like my skin has really been suffering. I just hate that gross, sticky feeling you can’t get rid of after a hot sweaty day. You know where you feel like no matter how many times you shower or splash your face with cold water, you still feel dirty?? Eurgh. I know I’m such a complainer but I’m genuinely very excited for coat and scarf weather now…
Due to the heatwave and general hectic city life, I feel like my skin has been feeling very congested. I’ve noticed a few under-the-skin bumps forming across my forehead and I’ve had a couple of breakouts on my chin over the last month. I wanted a face mask which would really help to exfoliate and draw out any impurities, as well as helping my skin look a bit more bright and revitalized. The Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque seemed to tick all the boxes.
When it comes to the ingredients, cranberry and turmeric are both naturally invigorating as they contain many anti-oxidants. Turmeric especially is a bit of a ‘wonder product’. It’s a natural anti-bacterial, meaning it should help with blemishes or acne, contains anti-aging properties, and helps to lighten pigmentation, so will be great if you have any scars or sunspots you want to lighten up! For this reason though, I only recommend using this mask once a week. Finally, the exfoliating beads come from the cranberry seeds which will help to buff away any dead skin cells.
On first impressions, the smell isn’t quite as pleasant as some of the other masks I’ve tried. It’s quite strong and the turmeric really comes through. However, it actually grows on me once it’s on the skin, as it smells very fresh and sort of minty. I really like the texture and it’s got just enough exfoliating properties to leave skin feeling very clean, without being too harsh. The packaging is very neat and attractive; it feels sturdy but not too heavy to pack for a weekend away.
After I’ve used this mask, my skin genuinely does look and feel so much better. I feel like it cleans and detoxifies my skin in a way that no other product can quite match up to! Since using it, the under the skin bumps across my forehead have all but disappeared and it’s definitely helped to drive off any breakouts or congestion. I also really like using this the night before an event so I can be sure to have a nice glowing complexion the next day!
This is another winner for me from Kiehl’s… I really enjoy the way my skin looks and feels after use, and it’s helped to clear up my skin after a few breakouts this last month. My only comment would be that it’s not particularly moisturising. I like to use my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Oil afterwards so it doesn’t dry out my skin too much. If you’re someone who suffers with very dry skin, you may prefer the Kiehl’s Cilantro and Orange Masque instead.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’d love to know if you’ve tried this mask before and also what your favourite face masks are on the market… Let me know in the comments below!
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Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx